Following on my post from yesterday about SRD (aquired by IBM) , and the old Metamerge (Acquirred by IBM) et BusinessLayers (Aquired by Netegrity) , the fourth member of the identity-management-meta-directory-DB-integration class Calendra was sold to BMC for 25M€ ( good deal for the recent investors like Elaia Partners (who invested in May 2004), not so sure about the exit multiple for the old ones...).
BMC Software to Extend Identity Management Offerings with Acquisition of Calendra for 33M$ (25M€) BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a provider of enterprise management solutions, announced its intent to acquire privately held Calendra, the leading provider of Web-based business-oriented identity management solutions.
The acquisition enables BMC Software to deliver an integrated suite of identity management solutions that include enterprise directories (white pages and yellow pages), workflow, PBX management, and active directory management. The combined solution removes the complexities customers traditionally encounter when integrating various technologies from multiple vendors. Additionally, this acquisition strengthens BMC Software's Business Service Management (BSM) offerings, which enable customers to manage IT from a business perspective. Calendra is a privately held company headquartered in Paris.
Calendra has more than 200 customers and five million managed users worldwide. Its customer base is very broad, ranging from small and mid-sized companies to Global 2000 companies with complex business problems and large populations of employees, suppliers, partners and customers.